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Meetings and Support Groups in our Communities

Find behavioral health support groups and meetings occurring regularly in your communities.

GENERAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Consumer Family Advisory Committee (CFAC)

The Partners CFAC is making a real impact in the policies and treatments for ourselves, families, friends, neighbors, and communities. We’re a volunteer group. Some of us live with mental illness, substance use disorders, or intellectual or developmental disabilities. Some of us are family members or caregivers of people living with these behavioral health issues.

CFAC meetings are held on the second Monday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Partners’ Hickory Regional Office, 1985 Tate Boulevard SE, Hickory, NC, with videoconferencing to the Elkin Regional Office. Please contact Shirley Moore at smoore@partnersbhm.org or call 704-884-2646 and let her know you are coming.

Innovations Stakeholder Meeting

The Innovations Stakeholders Committee is a group of consumers, families, providers, and those in the community with a vested interest in intellectual and developmental disabilities services. The group assists in managing service delivery for people living with these disabilities and with co-occurring disorders. The Innovations Stakeholders Committee offers education and training about topics chosen by consumers, family, providers, and the public. This training and education should remain free, in accessible locations, and at convenient times for attendees.

Committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Partners’ Hickory Regional Office, 1985 Tate Boulevard SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or through video conference at the Elkin Regional Office, 200 Elkin Business Park Drive, Elkin, NC 28621 and the Gastonia Office, 901 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. To attend, please contact Stefanie Robbins at 828-323-8083 or SKRobbins@partnersbhm.org.

Human Rights Committee (HRC)

The Partners HRC influences quality of care for individuals receiving services by ensuring their consumer rights are being upheld during treatment and recovery. These rights include the right to dignity, privacy, humane care, and freedom from mental and physical abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

HRC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Partners’ Hickory Regional Office, 1985 Tate Boulevard SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or through video conference at the Elkin Regional Office, 200 Elkin Business Park Drive, Elkin, NC 28621.

All questions should be directed to Keshia Sandidge at ksandidge@partnersbhm.org or 704-884-2698.

Suicide and Crisis Help

If you or someone you know is nearing or in a crisis, HELP and HOPE are here:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you or someone you know is nearing or in a crisis, HELP and HOPE are here:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-TALK (8255) or Text: HELP 741-741

Or Call 9-1-1

For support facing hardships in life, visit:

www.findhelp.org

Mental Health

Connections

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

6:30-8 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. No registration is required.

2-3:30 p.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month at Statesville YMCA, 828 Wesley Drive, Statesville, NC 28677. No registration is required.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Support Group – Forsyth County, NC is for those diagnosed with a mental illness. It meets virtually on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning in June, 2021. Contact Louise at lwhealton@gmail.com or 336-744-0370 to be put on the reminder list.

NAMI Connection Support Group – Cabarrus County, NC meets in person or online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays either weekly, biweekly or monthly depending on location. Contact Anjie Vickers at vickers.anjie@gmail.com or 704-436-8736 for more information. Click here for details and access to the calendar.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group – High Country NC meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Caleb Robleto at calebrobleto@gmail.com to join. The High Country of North Carolina includes seven counties – Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey. Click here for the High Country program calendar.

NAMI Connections Support Group – Rowan County, NC meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Contact President Peggy Mangold at 704-637-6931 or at valeriewesthughes41@gmail.com. Click here for details.

NAMI Connection Group – Western Carolina NC meets virtually every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Contact info@namiwnc.org to get an invite. Western Carolina encompasses Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe County, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee and Clay counties. Click here for more information.

NAMI Connection Support Group Cleveland and Gastonia meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month @ 2:00 p.m. virtual. Facilitators are John Weeks and Leslie Wyatt. Please email namisouthmountainsnc@gmail.com for more details.

NAMI Veterans Connection Support Group Burke county meets every Monday @ 4:00 p.m. in-person at DAV @ 2779Dav Ave. Morganton, NC Facilitator John Widener, Veteran

Family Support Groups

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group is a free, family-led support group for family members who have relatives living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

6:30-8 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. No registration is required.

Contact Duane Carpenter at ducarpenter@yahoo.com or 704-236-2264 for information.

2-3:30 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Statesville YMCA, 828 Wesley Drive, Statesville, NC 28677. No registration is required.

Contact Mike Hoffman at hoffmanm679@gmail.com or 843-245-6189 for information.

NAMI Family Support Group – Forsyth County, NC meets virtually via Zoom on the 1st Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 pm. You will receive a link to the meeting by email the day it is scheduled. Contact Louise Whealton at 336-744-0370 or at lwhealton@gmail.com to have your email address added to our Reminder List.

NAMI Family Support Group – Davie County, NC meets virtually via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month beginning at 6:00 pm. Contact Julie at 336-751-5441 or at missjulieysl@gmail.com to be on the contact list for this group only. You will receive a link to these meetings the day of each meeting.

NAMI Family Support Group – Cabarrus, NC meets in person from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays either weekly, biweekly or monthly depending on location. Contact Anjie Vickers at vickers.anjie@gmail.com or 704-436-8736 for more information. Click here for details and access to the calendar.

NAMI Family Support Group – Cleveland County meets every Monday @ 8:00 p.m. through Facebook messenger Rooms. Facilitators are Nancy Isenhour and Barbara. Please email nisenhour@gmail.com with any questions.

NAMI Family Support Group Rutherford & Burke & Polk county meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 4:00 p.m. virtual https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApfGoqDgjGtGYq2FCKbL-Kp5TjMzqilEk and in- person. Facilitators are Diane Krisanda and Donna Matthews. Please email: namisouthmountainsnc@gmail.com for details.

NAMI Family Support Group Cleveland and Gastonia meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month @ 2 p.m. virtual https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86189162919?pwd=MkZiWEtxWHNkZ21RdmREU2xKQzR3Zz09 and in-person. Facilitator Diane Krisanda Please email: namisouthmountainsnc@gmail.com for details.

NAMI Family Support Group and or NAMI Connection Support Group Lincoln county meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 4:00 virtual https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpd-msrjsuEtPQSobgrNtXXLEObe4CJTGx Facilitator Diane Krisanda and or John Widener Please email for details: namisouthmountainsnc@gmail.com

NAMI Family Support Group – Union County, NC meets virtually via Zoom on 2nd Thursday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Email fsg@namiunionnc.org for more information.

Find out more about Family Support Groups at nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Family-Support-Group

INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & BRAIN INJURY

Hickory Brain Injury Support Group

The mission of the Hickory Brain Injury Support Group is to offer help, hope, and a voice for people with brain injury and their families. Hickory Brain Injury Support Group meetings usually occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Times and locations may change depending on the activity planned for the month’s meeting. To RSVP or for more information, contact Travis Glass at 828-781-0778 or travis@crossroadscounseling.org.

Loved Ones of Brain Injury Survivors Support Group

Triumph Services, a brain injury resource and advocacy organization, hosts a support group for Loved Ones of Brain Injury Survivors (LOBIS) on the first Saturday of each month, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at University City United Methodist Church, Room 110 – Church office building (in rear), 3835 West WT Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28269. Join others who TRULY understand the impact of brain injury.

Resources, Referrals, Respite and Support. Call 980-263-9670 to confirm attendance or for more information.

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Burke Substance Abuse Network Breakfast Meeting

Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) is a coalition of providers, support groups, related agencies and other stakeholders who come together to network, identify gaps in service, and strategically plan response to community needs as they relate to the reduction of substance abuse and use in youth, young adults, their families, and all citizens of Burke County for long term community health.

BSAN holds a free, monthly breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month, at the Collett Street Recreation Center, 300 Collett Street, Morganton, NC 28655. Please RSVP by noon on the Wednesday before the meeting, including any guests, to bcacdkim@gmail.com.

Cabarrus Recovery Alliance (CRA)

CRA facilitates a support group every Monday evening at the Opportunity House that is attended by people that are in recovery, those that are working towards recovery, friends, family, and recovery allies. This group was developed to fill the need to provide education and support around recovery from substance use disorders.

Mondays 7-8 pm
Opportunity House
72 Corban St. Concord NC 28025

Contact information
Delton Russell (704) 789-3276

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS AND RESOURCES

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Suppose Alliance (DBSA)The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) works to provide hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people with mood disorders and currently meets virtually every Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This peer-run support group is for individuals 18 and older living with a mood disorder. Family, friends and caregivers welcome.

Contact Mary Potter at rcmp03@triad.rr.com or 336-945-4894 for information.

DBSA Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN)BMPN is an online family-focused community to guide parents of children with mood disorders to answers, support and stability. Available 24/7 for information and support at https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/for-friends-family/for-parents/balanced-mind-parent-network/.

Emotions AnonymousInternationally affiliated Emotions Anonymous (EA) is a 12-step program of recovery for individuals with emotional difficulties striving to live more manageable lives. There are 300 meetings held nationally and internationally. Triad area meetings are as follows:

  • Winston-Salem: (currently virtual only) Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W. Fifth St. Newcomers welcome. Call Sam at 336-748-1066 or email TriadEA@gmail.com or visit triadea.org for more information.
  • Greensboro: Mondays from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 3600 W. Friendly Ave. Click here for details about joining virtually. Call Lynn at 336-233-4275 or email TriadEA@gmail.com or visit triadea.org for more information.

 

Friends in Hope meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Hoots Memorial Hospital, 624 W. Main St., Yadkinville, NC 27055. Founded by Fran Kiger, who is also the facilitator, this meeting is a free peer support group for individuals 18 and older with depression or related mental health challenges. Contact Fran Kiger at 336-782-4266 or email fkiger68@gmail.com. NOTE: Meetings on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic. Kiger is available for support.

Grace Filled Resilience – Meets from 3 to 4 p.m. on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday monthly at Concord United Methodist Church, 8955 Concord Church Road, Lewisville, NC 27023. This group is a Christian support group led by Matt and Teresa Reece. It was created to support family, friends and individuals experiencing mental health challenges. Minors welcome if accompanied by an adult. Meetings include devotion and prayer. Contact Matt or Teresa Reece at 336-830-0164 or grace.filled.resilience@gmail.com.

GreenTree Peer Center – This peer-operated wellness center for people impacted by trauma, mental health and/or substance use challenges. GreenTree offers a self-help and mutual support community for people seeking to improve their lives. This includes wellness education, peer-led mutual support, self-help groups and social check-ins. Weekly meeting schedules can be found on the organization’s website at www.greentreepeersupport.org or on Facebook @greentreepeercentererws.

Mental Health America – Forsyth County

Mental Health America (MHA) in Forsyth County offers support groups for various disorders. Contact Director Andy Hagler at 336-768-3880 or email andy@triadmentalhealth.org or visit www.triadmentalhealth.org for details. Support groups offered include:

  • Anxiety Disorders – Support group for adults with anxiety disorder such as generalized anxiety, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or any other anxiety disorder. Meets online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
  • Thrive Young Adult – Support group for individuals ages 18 to 30 with any mental health issue. Meets online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
  • Schizophrenia/Schizo-Affective Disorder – Support for adults with psychotic disorders. Meets online from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.
  • Tides Mood Disorders – Support for adults with clinical depression, bipolar disorder or other mood disorders. Meets online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
  • Friday Morning – Support for adults with any mental health issue. Meets online from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays.

Mental Health Support Group Ministry – Meets every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. for loved ones and 8 p.m. for individuals with mental health issues at First Presbyterian Church, 300 N. Cherry St, Winston-Salem, N.C. Contact Bob Mills at 336-414-1466 or millsrd@wfu.edu for more information.

VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

NCSERVES – Offers veterans assistance in multiple areas including mental and behavioral health. Call 866-275-8585 or visit www.theservantcenter.org or www.NCserves.org.

Support Groups and Services – Support for veterans with mental health needs can be found by calling the W.G. (Bill) Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center at 800-469-8262, ext. 13699. From there, you may receive a referral to a support group or services in Greensboro and Kernersville, N.C.

Veteran Peer Support Specialist – Local veterans seeking individual support can also contact Jon Carroll, a retired USMC Sergeant certified in Emotional CPR and as a Veteran Peer Support Specialist. Call Carroll at 336-934-1263 or email joncaroll1@gmail.com.

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 ext. 1; or text 838255; or visit www.veteranscrisisline.net.

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